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Primary Care Issues in Women's Health

Italy / Greece / Croatia
June 22 - 29, 2003

This conference has already sailed, but that doesn't mean you have to miss the boat! Click here to see our complete schedule of upcoming programs.

Continuing Medical Education Cruise
on the Costa Atlantica


Continuing Education Program for Physicians
16 CME - Course Fee $559
19.2 Contact Hours for RNs, LPNs, and NPs - Course Fee $325

IMPORTANT NOTE: All conferees, their families, and guests must book their cruise within the CEI meeting group through Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea® at 800-422-0711 or by registering online. This ensures our company can provide conference services and complimentary social amenities to all meeting participants and their guests. Thank you for your cooperation.
Target Audience
Primary Care Physicians, Nurse Practicioners, Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses
Program Purpose / Objectives
This CME activity has been specifically designed to provide current information related to the management of frequently encountered medical conditions that are commonly seen in a primary care office setting, with a focus on women’s health issues. The health care issues to be discussed include: Ways to reduce Cardiac Inequality, STD treatment, Depression in Women, Osteoporosis, Headaches, Dementia, New Contraceptive Delivery Systems, Hormones & Breast Cancer, Abnormal Pap Smears, Perimenopause, Controversies in Menopausal Therapy, Medical-Legal Issues and Understanding Evidence Based Medicine.

TOPICS & OBJECTIVES FOR BROWNLEE
1. Women’s “Rights” – Ways to Reduce the Cardiac Inequality (2 hrs) - to understand that the global risk for cardiac disease is related to various risk factors (diabetes, hypertension and dyslipidemia) which impact significantly on each other. - review national quidelines for diabetes (ADA), hypertension (JNC-VII) and hyperlipidemia (NCEPIII).
2. Sexually Transmitted Diseases (1 hr) - to discuss the use of pharmacological agents in the treatment of the more common STDs, based on the CDC treatment guidelines.
3. The Stuffies and Swuffies: Rhinosinusitis and Allergic Rhinitis (1 hr) - to understand the interrelationship of allergic rhinitis with its comorbidities: asthma, sinusitis and otitis media.
4. Depression in Women (1 hr) - to better understand the most common clinical presentation of depression in women in the primary care setting. - to provide an overview of the benefits and limitations of the antidepressant medication classes presently available.
5. Osteoporosis (1 hr) - to emphasize not only the treatment of osteoporosis, but also its prevention.
6. Headaches in Women (1 hr) - to emphasize the differences between migraine, tension and cluster headaches.
7. Dementia in the Mature Female – How to Limit and Stabilize (1 hr) - to review the therapeutic options available for AD including nonpharmacologic interventions, maintain cognitive functioning and treating behavioral symptomology.

TOPICS & OBJECTIVES FOR J. KELL WILLIAMS 1. Understanding Evidence-Based Medicine (1 hr) - Critique evidence based approaches and future directions of new hormonal therapies.
2. New Contraceptive Delivery Systems (1 hr) - Determine how to chose the right oral contraceptive for their patients.
3. Hormones and Breast Cancer (1 hr)
4. Evaluation of the Abnormal Pap Smear (1 hr) - Describe the evaluation and proper management of abnormal pap smear.
5. Management of the Perimenopause (1 hr) - Differentiate the treatment regimens for the adolescent and perimenopausal women with menstrual dysfunction.
6. Controversies in Menopausal Therapy: A Discussion (2 hrs – presented by Drs. Williams & Brownlee)
TOPIC & OBJECTIVE FOR PATRICIA R. WILLIAMS, JD
1. Medical-Legal Issues (2 hrs) - Understand the basic legal concepts of medical negligence litigation.

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Conference Sessions generally take place on days at sea (as itinerary allows), giving you plenty of time to enjoy your meals, evenings and ports of call with your companion, family and friends.
Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
We can assist you with all your travel arrangements. We'd be happy to help you plan your flights, hotels or tours before and/or after your cruise conference.
Faculty
H. James Brownlee, Jr., MD Professor and Chair, Department of Family Medicine, University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa
J. Kell Williams, MD Associate Professor and Director Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology University of South Florida College of Medicine Tampa, Florida
Patricia R. Williams, JD Court Counsel Second District Court of Appeals State of Florida Tampa, Florida
Accreditation

USF College of Medicine Accreditation: The University of South Florida College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of South Florida College of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 16 category 1 credits towards the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

This activity for 19.2 contact hours is provided by the University of South Florida College of Nursing, which is accredited as a provider of continuing education in nursing by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. Each nurse should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.
Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
We can assist you with all your travel arrangements. We'd be happy to help you plan your flights, hotels or tours before and/or after your cruise conference.
Cruise Itinerary
Please note. This is an Itinerary Change.

Itinerary and Ports of Call

Date  Port  Arrive  Depart
June      
22 Sun Venice, Italy   6:00pm
23 Mon Bari. Italy 11:00am 2:00pm
24 Tue Mykonos, Greece 5:30pm midnight
25 Wed Rhodes, Greece 9:00am 6:00pm
26 Thu Piraeus (Athens) 8:00 am 6:00pm
27Fri Corfu, Greece 1:00pm 7:00pm
28 Sat Dubrovnik, Croatia 8:00am 2:00pm
29 Sun Venice, Italy 9:00am  

Ports of Call
Bari, Italy - Fairy-tale houses that look like chanterelle mushrooms. Alberobello's little round houses with the cone-topped roofs are called trulli -- and they are truly unique. Their origins are ancient -- some date from 3000 B.C. And they are only found here.
Corfu, Greece - Corfu greets you with sunny beaches, miles of cypress groves and the opulent villas of 19th century European royalty.
Dubrovnik, Croatia - This ancient city is set on a peninsula and surrounded by a 1,000 year old protective wall. Said to be one of the prettiest spots in the world, visitng it's old-city, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is like stepping back in time. Or into another world, Dubrovnik is the principal filming location for King's Landing from the blovkbuster book (and television series) "Game of Thrones."
Rhodes, Greece - The crusader Knights of St. John made Rhodes their headquarters. Explore the massive fortress of the Palace of Grand Masters, and peer into tiny rooms of the Inns which once housed the knights. See where the towering Colossus of Rhodes once stood -- it could be seen for miles at sea!
Venice, Italy - Venice is possibly the most romantic place you'll ever visit. It seems almost redundant to describe the charms of Venice. The cafes of St. Mark's Square, Palazzo-lined canals plied by gondolas, the elegant Doge's Palace, the Bridge of Sighs and the Church of San Giorgio Maggiore: Venice is one impossibly beautiful sight after next. A great collection of Renaissance era art is housed at Gallerie dell'Accademia. Or, if you prefer modern art, Venice is home to the Peggy Guggenheim Collection. And, if you want to enjoy a truly special meal while here, visit one of the excellent restaurants of the Associazione dei Ristoranti della Buona Accoglienza.

Still not sure how you'll entertain yourself? Here's the New York Times' take on how to get the most out of your time in Venice (published June 12, 2014) 36 Hours in Venice Port tips from our blog

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
We can assist you with all your travel arrangements. We'd be happy to help you plan your flights, hotels or tours before and/or after your cruise conference.
IMPORTANT NOTE: All conferees, their families, and guests must book their cruise within the CEI meeting group through Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea® at 800-422-0711 or by registering online. This ensures our company can provide conference services and complimentary social amenities to all meeting participants and their guests. Thank you for your cooperation.
Cruise Pricing

Prices below are for the full cruise including meals and evening entertainment

Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
We can assist you with all your travel arrangements. We'd be happy to help you plan your flights, hotels or tours before and/or after your cruise conference.

TravelSafe.comPlease visit TravelSafe.com for travel insurance information.

Cruise Line cancellation policies are strictly enforced. For that reason, we urge all of our travelers to carefully consider whether travel insurance is a good value for them.

Certainly, if you have reason to think that "something might come up" that might force you to cancel, travel insurance is worth the cost of the premium. Examples we've seen in the past include ill or frail family members and changes in employment causing relocation.

If travel insurance is the right choice for you, we recommend TravelSafe. To visit their site and explore your options click here or on the link above; this link allows you to price out the insurance plan you prefer. The cruise lines also offer travel insurance and we'd be happy to help you go that route if you'd prefer. The cruise lines also offer travel insurance and we'd be happy to help you go that route if you'd prefer.

What Our Travel Insurance Can Cover:

  • Trip Cancellation & Interruption
  • Baggage/Personal Effects Loss & Dealy
  • Missed Connection
  • Medical Expense/Emergency Evacuation
  • Non-Medical Emergency Evacuation
  • Accidental Death
  • On-Call 24 Hour Assistance Services
  • Some plans even include cancel for any reason